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  • Writer's pictureFiona Bielby

A Railway Wedding on the NYMR, Pickering

"We're getting married at the Railway Station..."

Imagine what a conversation starter that would have been for Annie and Ryan when they announced their venue of choice! I know I was pretty excited.

When this fun loving couple got in touch with me to see if I was available to shoot their day, they were eager to tell me all about their plans so far, not the average itinerary for a wedding, but a whole lot of fun! We met a few time to discuss the timing for the day, there was so much to think about and this was the first wedding I'd shot at a railway station, on the platform. The day went swimmingly; starting on the platform of the station at Pickering, their friends watched their emotional exchange of vows to the sound of a live pianist.

A confetti filled entrance lead them in to the speeches where they listened to Annie's Dad's proud memories of her growing up in to a young, determined woman along with his first memories of Ryan and his admiration for him so far. We also heard some rather amusing stories about the Groom, for his best man.

For the journey to begin, everyone boarded to old Locomotive, where they tucked into afternoon tea and vino. Annie and Ryan enjoyed sometime to themselves at the back of the train in a period, wooden-clad carriage-very stylish. They then roamed up and down the train chatting with their guests before they jumped off the train at Grosmont to have quick beverage at the local pub.


e the return journey to the station at Pickering Annie and Ryan's wedding party enjoyed the sweet part of their afternoon tea whilst watching the couple cut their cake, as the train meandered past an incredible amount of beautiful scenery.

They then embarked the final part of their journey, even though the bus was a little late (I do recall something about someone booking it for the wrong time? Haha) everyone was still in high spirits though, looking forward to spending time with the evening guest's at The Worsley Arms in Hovingham. With such an action packed day their was no time for anyone to twiddle their thumbs, the staff at the Railway Station in Pickering were super making sure Annie and Ryan's day went by without any hiccups and Vince the Toastmaster (Annie's friend & past colleague) did a sterling job of keeping everything in check even afterwards, at the hotel in Hovinham he made sure everything was in order.

Here's some from their engagement session...

Credits to:

NYMR Pickering, Wedding Venue

A Perfect day, Wedding Dress

Chair and Train decor, Margret Stainburn

The toastmaster, Vince the Toastmaster

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